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2015 Pre-IPO Summit for Tech Companies

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2015 Pre-IPO Summit for Tech Companies

New York Stock Exchange

11 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005

Thursday, March 12, 2015

10:00am – 3:00pm EST

NYC has undergone a renaissance for technology companies, and experts expect an increasing number of IPOs in 2015 and beyond.

The 2015 Pre-IPO Summit is for NYC-based technology companies considering an IPO, M&A or other alternative liquidity event in the next 2 to 3 years. Both Silicon Valley and Wall Street experts will be on hand to share their perspective, tips and best practices.

Attendees will exclusively represent founders, executives and management from the hottest pre-IPO tech companies in the NYC area.


 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Registration and Networking
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.            Welcome and Introduction
10:10 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.            Panel 1: IPO Markets: Current Conditions 2015

David Ethridge, SVP, Head of Capital Markets, NYSE
Kim Posnett, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
David Ludwig, Managing Director, Head of Tech, Media & Telecom, Goldman Sachs

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Panel 2: Late State Financings and Alternative Liquidity Events

Steve Baglio, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer
Lee Fixel, Partner, Tiger Global Management                                                                                                                             Rick Heitzmann, Partner, FirstMark Capital

12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Networking Break & Grab Lunch/Return to seats

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.            Panel 3: Finance, Accounting, Legal and Process: Preparing for an IPO or a Future Liquidity Event

Kevin Buckley, Client Relationship Director, Deloitte                                                                                                           Jim Neesen, Managing Partner, Connor Group
Darrin Stollow, Partner, Deloitte                                                                                                                                                  Josh Faddis, Vice President and General Counsel, Veeva Systems

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.            Panel 4: Fireside Chat with Executives

Leslie Pfrang, Principal, Class V Group
Noah Breslow, Chief Executive Officer, OnDeck
Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer, Yext (Former CFO, Pandora, Salesforce.com)
Tim Bixby, Chief Financial Officer, Shutterstock


Feel free to contact Georgina Dengl with questions: Georgina.Dengl@ConnorGp.com